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Just like everywhere in Los Angeles, the best way to get to the Belvedere, inside the Peninsula Beverly Hills, is by car. This city, the second largest in the country, is seriously wide — 14 miles stretch from the beach to its downtown locale — and a network of freeways snakes through town, often crammed with bumper-to-bumper traffic. If you’re coming from Los Angeles International Airport, we suggest taking a taxi, or better yet, renting a car — you’ll need it to maneuver L.A.’s suburb-like neighborhoods during your trip. The airport is about 13 miles away from the Beverly Hills restaurant and should only take you about 20 minutes, but depending on time of day, roadwork and traffic can boost the travel time up to 45 minutes; add in a little extra time getting to and from the airport just in case. The taxi ride will cost you about $45 to $50, including a tip, and of course, that all depends on traffic. If you’d prefer to arrive Pretty Woman-style, let the concierge arrange for you to get picked up in the hotel’s town car, which costs a flat fee of $135.